Forum Post: Have a blog? Citizen Commons needs ya
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 1:14 p.m. EST by RichardGates
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My name is Richard Gates. I am a web developer by day and a short order cook by night. I am sharing this with you because you deserve to know who stands behind the sites you visit and contribute to. I don't want any false expectation that Citizen Commons is run by anyone of power or importance. I'm just some guy looking to serve my interest by helping you express yours. We all have an interest in this and a position we stand on. The media isn't doing it, this forum isn't doing it, and OWS has picked up a partisan narrative it will not be able to shake. Again, another effort to divide people by those in power.
Writers & Bloggers Wanted
We are currently looking for writers. This is a voluntary positions with exposure options for anyone looking to extend their brand recognition. You must be 18+ years of age, own a computer with up to date software, internet access, a link to your current online works, and a general love of bringing people together.
If you are interested in participating, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
To our new writers
I will be holding an online meeting so we can get a little face time with each other and I will be listening for requests and ideas. I will set a date after we gather a few more people. I am using Google apps for business to support this project, paid out of my pocket. I use advertising to pay for the project, future advertising of this project, and the extra time spent on it. This makes the project sustainable and in turn adds legitimacy to what we are trying to accomplish; something to consider for yourself as we move forward. I will be launching an ad campaign next month, any contributors will get an SEO piggyback. Don't be afraid of adding sub-pages and trying out all of the tools available to you. Nothing is changed until you hit save and you can always go back and edit. Feel free to contact me with any requests or ideas you have for the site. Again, thank you for taking time to contribute.
posted on citicommons.com web page many thanks for joining us-- but then again you are OWS
From Wall Street to... posted Oct 27, 2011 8:41 PM by Revolutionary Truth [ updated Oct 27, 2011 11:02 PM by Richard Gates ]
The Movement known as Occupy Wall Street has grown from a park, to a nation, to the entire globe. The Movement is gaining popularity day by day despite the main-stream media doing everything they can to slander the name of Occupy Wall Street(OWS). The people of this nation believe in this country and are now standing up and demanding that it's time to change the corrupt politics, corporate greed, and the failure of the justice system to go after those who were responsible for the U.S. Economic Collapse of 2008. To this day the Movement is now spread throughout the entire world. Citizens of every nation are tired of how they are lied to and forced to watch their own country fall apart. The Movement seems to now be a hope for revolution that will better the world in it's entirety. I just touched on the basics of this Movement because it's truly a hope for a better tomorrow .
We should think about calling for a constitutional convention to give a US a really democratic consitution without the unrepresentative Senate and a Supreme court subject to term limits-- and no electoral college-- among other things. The present constitution dating from the 18th century and written to satisfy slave owners has served its purpose-- we need a new one keeping the Bill of Rights but deepening participatory democracy and the right to a job, education, medical care and a decent income for all. If that is socialism-- so what.
if people read interesting stuff, from your site, they will go there.
an http address won't attract people
Jesus Christ mods will you just make this a freakin sticky so this guy stops spamming.
this thing just moves to fast for it to be seen cause folks keep replying on trash threads.
lol. my bad homie.
Why don’t you try protesting something that matters to the rest of the world! Like the price of gas………Hey I know how about the price of cable and satellite. I think we should all get together and disconnect all at once. I mean all of America. What do you think that would accomplish!!! Now I know the Occupy WS wont because they don’t even work! So any way I am just a voice, I myself can’t do it, but if all you people would just consider giving up some pleasure like TV, just think what else we could change. Steve Steve1taneto@netzero.com
OWS has picked up a partisan narrative it will not be able to shake??? Who wants to shake that? Does that bother you?? Perhaps you cannot see the value of all partisan views being expressed here. They make this forum interesting; people challenge or agree each other in intelligent debates, (some not so intellilgent..), as well as inform, share, and educate each other, while creating and improving the coherency of this forum - and OWS.
This forum is allowing you to advertise your services - no charge. Personally, I think you might have expressed some appreciation for this forum instead of criticizing it -
We also need to support progressive media.
check out http://www.bobmurriramblings.blogspot.com
Lots of ideas and good humor as well
We need a site that is dedicated to upholding our Representative Republic that wants to make change with and through our government.